According to WebMD, coconut oil has been used to treat diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, thyroid conditions and chronic fatigue. Additionally, coconut oil is used to... More »

Pure coconut oil provides higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, a better tolerance of sugar and reduction of fat in diabetics, and a reduction of waist size in addition to weight loss in research studies, according to... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements

Coconut oil is most often touted as being rich in healthy fats such as medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and lauric acid. These fats are said to increase energy, improve blood cholesterol levels, promote healthy weight, ... More » Food Food Facts Regional Cuisine

Coconut oil is used for diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, thyroid conditions, energy and boosting the immune system. Despite coconut oil’s high calo... More » Food Food Facts

Coconut oil is often used as a natural dietary supplement to boost the immune system in patients suffering from thyroid conditions, heart disease, diabetes, Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome, according to WebM... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Medicinal uses for coconut oil include treatment for thyroid conditions, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, head lice, psoriasis, dry skin and chronic fatigue, notes WebMD. Other conditions it may be used for include irri... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content

The use of saturated fats such as coconut oil in the diet is disputed in the health and medical community. According to WebMD, coconut oil raises bad cholesterol levels and should be avoided, along with other tropical oi... More » Food Food Facts